Erasmus of Christendom Hardback

by Roland H Bainton;

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Erasmus of Christendom

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Born the illegitimate son of a priest, and plagued throughout life by illness and poverty, Erasmus of Rotterdam was sought everywhere for his wit and erudition. No man in Europe had so many friends in high places: a lifelong cosmopolitan, he moved from country to country, lodging in palaces and in the households of public printers, a friend of Thomas More and Henry VIII and a correspondent of Luther and the pope.

A true man of letters, Erasmus wrote and translated tirelessly; arguing, teaching, campaigning for the purification of the church. He ridiculed worldly prelates, but deplored Reformers who broke from Rome. On all occasions he spoke for moderation in thought and action, for classical humanism and a Christianity of the inward spirit. Still, he lived to see many of his friends imprisoned, beheaded, or burned for their beliefs, and he himself was accused of heresy. Through charming and frequently humorous glimpses of the people and scenes of Erasmus

Erasmus of Christendom by Roland H Bainton was published by Hendrickson Publishers in May 2016. The ISBN for Erasmus of Christendom is 9781619707269.

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Details for Erasmus of Christendom

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherHendrickson Publishers (May 2016)
Number of Pages450
Thickness216 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4434492
Page last updated 16th May 2018
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